- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
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Staverton is a village between the city of Gloucester and the town of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, England, in the borough of Tewkesbury.
It is the location of Gloucestershire Airport, which was previously called Staverton Airport and RAF Staverton. It is the home of the Dowty Rotol and Messier-Dowty aircraft components factories. The airport is the largest general aviation airfield in South West England.
A 19th century description
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Staverton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "STAVERTON, a parish, with a village, in Cheltenham district, Gloucester; 4 miles W of Cheltenham [railway] station. Post town, Cheltenham. Acres: 720. Real property: £1,682. Population: 315. Houses: 68. [Staverton] Court is the seat of Capt. J. L. St. Clair; and [Staverton] House, of H. Sheldon, Esq. The living is a vicarage, united with Boddington, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £436. Patron: Mrs. Blagdon. The church is early English."
Online sources which may also be helpful:
- Staverton from A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 8/Deerhurst hundred in the Victoria County History series provided by the website British History Online.
- GENUKI gives pointers to other archive sources as well as providing some details on each parish in the county. The emphasis here is on ecclesiastical parishes (useful before 1837)
- A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 and tables of the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. Respect the copyright on this material.
- The FamilySearch Wiki for Gloucestershire provides a similar but not identical series of webpages to that provided by GENUKI
- A Vision of Britain through Time has a group of pages of statistical facts for almost every parish in the county